Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet

  • ½ cup Earth Balance butter
  • ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares (Healthy Valley makes a good one)
  • ½ cup maple syrup or other granulated sweetener
  • 1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate (Sunspire) or carob chips
  • ¼ cup soy, rice,or nut milk
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts
  • Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled papers). Set aside.

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter,graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat. Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.

    Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture. Top with chopped nuts. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

    …from The Kind Diet, p. 183

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